Like many bloggers, I frequently will post something and just know that it will become the most popular blog I’ve ever written. However, statistics show that the most widely read posts I write are not my thoughts but rather compilations of great quotes or speeches by others.
This is a reminder that we are significantly moved and impacted by the use of words and language. How a simple phrase is positioned or worded can change an average sentence into a powerful statement. For pastors, the use of language can change an average Sunday sermon into a memorable, life-transforming message.
Understanding the power of the words we use, the following just some are the reasons why we love memorable quotes:
- Quotes frame in clear language what we already know intuitively.
- Quotes are concise which allows us to repeat them.
- Quotes make complex thoughts easy to understand.
- Quotes help us make valid arguments.
- Quotes level the playing field. Anyone can quote a great thinker and borrow their intelligence.
- Quotes inspire us.
- Quotes provide solutions to the problems we face.
- Quotes are memorable allowing us to re-visit them often.
- Quotes can bring people together as well as make us choose sides.
- Quotes can build people up as well as tear them down.
As a gift to you, I am going to give you easy access to my most read posts that are dedicated to providing quotes. Click on the links below.
- 44 Leadership Quotes From Tony Dungy
- Best Quotes From LeBron’s Decision on ESPN
- Leadership From A Firehose
- Hall of Fame Leadership Quotes – Jerry Rice
- Hall of Fame Leadership Quotes – Scottie Pippen
- Hall of Fame Leadership Quotes – Emmitt Smith
- Leadership Quotes From Game 7
- Leadership Lessons From Crawford Lorrits
- Various Leadership Quotes
Finally, I am often asked where you can get quality quotes on the internet. The following are just three of my favorites resources located on Twitter:
I’m building a collection of sites that leaders can access for quality quotes. Let me know which ones you use.
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